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Mourn Less, Pray More »

When evaluating traditions and rituals surrounding death, my inner philosophy nerd first wants to identify what life itself means to my culture. Since the vast majority of Egyptians are Muslim, I will highlight the Islamic meaning of life and how that is reflected in our forms of remembrance.

Dictators, Protests, Revolutions, oh my! »

Although every day is a new adventure in the streets of Egypt, I will attempt to summarize the current political climate as concisely as I can.

Salaam, Willamette! »

Salaam Willamette!
My name is Noor Amr and I moved from Cairo, Egypt last fall to join the wonderful class of 2015 here at Willamette! English and Arabic are my mother tongues, but I am currently learning French, giving me the wonderful privilege of being the French Liaison at the Language Learning Center. Being a full-time [...]

Egyptian Fashion and Modesty »

Salaam Willamette!
What I love about Egyptian fashion is the ability to dress beautifully and modestly at the same time.
Many women wear hijab (a veil to cover their hair and neck), but are not restricted to the black attire often depicted by the media. In Upper Egypt, villagers wear colorful galabeyyas, which are long gowns. Bedouins [...]

Salaam, Willamette! »

Salaam Willamette!
My name is Noor Amr and I moved from Cairo, Egypt last semester to join the wonderful class of 2015 here at Willamette! Being a full-time international student has been and will continue to be a unique and fulfilling experience.